blab

I
blab, blabber (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. babble, chatter; tattle, gossip. See loquacity, disclosure.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To reveal]
Syn. disclose, tell, divulge, give away; see inform 2 , reveal 1 .
2. [To chatter]
Syn. prattle, jabber, gab; see babble .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. tell a secret *spill the beans, *let the cat out of the bag, divulge, let slip, blurt out, *squeal, *open one's mouth, *let one's tongue flap, reveal, disclose, tell all, tattle.
2. chatter prattle, *yak, gab, talk.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To disclose in a breach of confidence: betray, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, tell, uncover, unveil. Informal: spill. Archaic: discover. Idioms: let slip, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, tell all. See SHOW. 2. To engage in or spread gossip: gossip, noise, rumor, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, whisper. Idioms: tell tales, tell tales out of school. See WORDS. II noun 1. A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others: gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer. Slang: yenta. See WORDS. 2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk: babble, blabber, chat, chatter, chitchat, jabber, palaver, prate, prattle, small talk. Slang: gab, gas, yak. See WORDS.

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